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Schloss Hohenschwangau

Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Castle of highland swans is a good choice to visit when anyone goes to Bavaria. We liked the castle.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Hohenschwangau is the idyllic Disney Castle. On the outside, it's not what you would label as such, but the inside is a legit fairy tale! Everything I expected the inside of Neuschwanstein to be, Hohenschwangau was. I felt like a 30 year old princess just being inside the castle!

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was my first time at Hohenschwangau. It is the one castle King Ludwig lived in the longest as it was his parents' castle. It is quite impressive from the outside but was not as impressed with the inside as I was with the other castles. The grounds are very pretty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Be prepared for a walk up and back to this castle - at least 10 minutes each way. The castle grounds are beautiful and there are numerous fountains. It is a lovely castle and makes you realize how opulent life was for these kings and to think this was a summer place! The walk back around the lake is wonderful.... More

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This castle is the lesser known sibling of Newschwanstein. Elegant with amazing views. Easy walk up from the parking lot. Enjoy the views while there. You can even take a horse carriage up to the palace.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I love history and here they are plenty of them....There are a very good restaurant in the base of Schloss Neuschwanstein with a amazing view of the lake.

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Lafayette, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This Castle belonged to Ludwig II of Bavaria's father and Ludwig spent his reportedly miserable childhood here. I wish I could have spent MY childhood here or even a bit more time. The place is fantastic. But the group tour was miserable. The timed tours leave every 5 minutes, just like Neuschwanstein. Again the guide was friendly and knowlegable but... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This beautiful castle is a short 5-10 minute walk from the village base. The grounds are stunning as are the views. There are several interesting grottos and fountains which deserve a good look. Upon entering with your group at the scheduled time on your ticket you are led on a interesting tour of the interiors..filled with beautiful antique furniture most... More

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The interior is far more sumptuous in this castle still owned by the Royal family. This is where Ludwig grew up.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

As one of the childhood homes of Ludwig the 2nd who built Neuschwanstein, if you're here for that one you should also see this one. The tour takes about 40 minutes and you go in many of the rooms with all the original features still preserved in outstanding quality. Not difficult to see where Ludwig got his inspiration for Neuschwanstein!

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